The way to print spool with bar code in iSeries to normal Laser Printer

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AS/400 printing
AS/400 Spooled Files
iSeries printing
How to print bar code from iSeries spool (printer file with BARCODE and parameters specified) into normal Laser printer?
ASKED: September 7, 2009  3:59 AM
UPDATED: September 11, 2009  3:46 PM

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I think this all depends on the make of the laser printer. Kyocera had a macro language that could be used called prescribe. Other printers would accept “Escape Sequences” in ASCII. Another option would be to look for softwares that can convert your EBCDIC spoolfiles to ASCII equivalents. We use something called INTERFORMS that accomplishes just that.

Peter.
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Normal??? Please be specific.
Your spoolfile, with barcode keywourd, should be producing an *AFPDS spool file and it can be printed at an *IPDS printer only.
Phil
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Splat
HP4250 with IPDS card and
Device type . . . . . . . . . . . : TYPE 3812
which defines an *IPDS printer
But CLCL hasn’t told us what his “normal” printer is.
Phil

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Phil,

The HP4250 doesn’t have an IPDS card – we buy them pretty much as is (we order extra paper drawers, but that’s the extent of our customisation). It may be the 3812 type is what makes the /400 see it as an *IPDS printer, but I can assure you we’re not using any special hardware.

Splat.
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Wow. We learn something new everyday.
Phil

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  • RBDSILVA
    Hi CLCL, I have examples in RPh and COBOL to Laser Printer models HP4500 and LexMark. Regards, Roberto
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  • RBDSILVA
    Sorry, RPh = RPG
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  • Mrnaturl
    I have to concur with Phil. I have standard Dell/HP lasers which will print everythign EXCEPT for the barcodes from spoolfiles as the printers do not have the required *IPDS functionality. I can only print the barcodes on my various InfoPrints as we purchased that option when we bought the printers.
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  • Splat
    We use a mix of HP and Xerox printers & have no problem printing bar codes. The printer files are defined as *AFPDS, but the printers aren't defined as anything really out the ordinary. Here's the device description for a printer used for printing sheets of labels:
     Device description . . . . . . . . :   DEVD        PRTBP00                     
     Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   OPTION      *BASIC                      
     Category of device . . . . . . . . :               *PRT                        
                                                                                    
     Device class . . . . . . . . . . . :   DEVCLS      *LAN                        
     Device type  . . . . . . . . . . . :   TYPE        3812                        
     Device model . . . . . . . . . . . :   MODEL       1                           
     LAN attachment . . . . . . . . . . :   LANATTACH   *IP                         
     Port number  . . . . . . . . . . . :   PORT        9100                        
     Physical attachment  . . . . . . . :   ATTACH      *DIRECT                     
     Online at IPL  . . . . . . . . . . :   ONLINE      *YES                        
     Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   FONT                                    
       Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . :               011                         
       Point size . . . . . . . . . . . :               *NONE                       
     Form feed  . . . . . . . . . . . . :   FORMFEED    *AUTOCUT                    
     Separator drawer . . . . . . . . . :   SEPDRAWER   *FILE                
     Separator program  . . . . . . . . :   SEPPGM      *NONE                       
     Printer error message  . . . . . . :   PRTERRMSG   *INFO                       
     Message queue  . . . . . . . . . . :   MSGQ        *CTLD                       
     Current message queue  . . . . . . :               QSYSOPR                     
       Library  . . . . . . . . . . . . :                 QSYS                      
     Activation timer . . . . . . . . . :   ACTTMR      170                         
     Inactivity timer . . . . . . . . . :   INACTTMR    *SEC15                      
     Line speed . . . . . . . . . . . . :   LINESPEED   19200                       
     Word length  . . . . . . . . . . . :   WORDLEN     8                           
     Type of parity . . . . . . . . . . :   PARITY      *NONE                       
     Stop bits  . . . . . . . . . . . . :   STOPBITS    1                           
     Host print transform . . . . . . . :   TRANSFORM   *YES                        
     Manufacturer type and model  . . . :   MFRTYPMDL   *HP5SI                      
     Paper source 1 . . . . . . . . . . :   PPRSRC1     *LETTER                     
     Paper source 2 . . . . . . . . . . :   PPRSRC2     *LETTER                     
     Envelope source  . . . . . . . . . :   ENVELOPE    *NUMBER10                   
     ASCII code page 899 support  . . . :   ASCII899    *NO                         
     Image configuration  . . . . . . . :   IMGCFG      *NONE                       
     Character identifier . . . . . . . :   CHRID       *SYSVAL                     
     Remote location  . . . . . . . . . :   RMTLOCNAME                              
       Name or address  . . . . . . . . :               10.195.101.19               
                                                                                    
     Workstation customizing object . . :   WSCST       *NONE                       
     User-defined object  . . . . . . . :   USRDFNOBJ   *NONE                       
       Object type  . . . . . . . . . . :                 *NONE                     
     Data transform program . . . . . . :   USRDTATFM   *NONE                       
     System driver program  . . . . . . :   SYSDRVPGM   *HPPJLDRV                   
     Allocated to:                                                                  
     Job name . . . . . . . . . . . . . :               PRTBP00                     
       User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :                 QSPLJOB                   
       Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . :                 820989                    
     Published  . . . . . . . . . . . . :               *NO           
     Publishing information . . . . . . :   PUBLISHINF                              
       Support duplex . . . . . . . . . :               *UNKNOWN                    
       Support color  . . . . . . . . . :               *UNKNOWN                    
       Pages per minute black . . . . . :               *UNKNOWN                    
       Pages per minute color . . . . . :               *UNKNOWN                    
       Location . . . . . . . . . . . . :               *BLANK                      
                                                                                    
       Data streams supported . . . . . :               *UNKNOWN                    
     Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :   TEXT        Admission Label Printer     
    The printer is an HP4250.
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